Heading to Port Aransas for a romantic getaway? Take advantage of Port A’s many fine dining options to make for an extra special evening. Far from being beach casual, these classy Port Aransas restaurants are a great way to spend special time with your significant other. There’s nothing like sharing a great meal and good ambience with the one you love!

The Phoenix Restaurant and Bar

To enjoy a hidden gem and intimate conversation, head to The Phoenix Restaurant and Bar This quaint little restaurant overlooks the marina, has indoor and outdoor seating, and a small indoor bar. But don’t be fooled by the modest establishment – their food is decadent and delicious. Their menu includes mouth-watering bites like Bandera quail, beef filet, and expertly prepared sushi. Finish the meal off with a luscious crème brûlée or a rich flourless chocolate cake. Enjoy!


For an extra special evening, Lisabellas is the perfect choice. Located within Cinnamon Shore [link to: https://www.cinnamonshore.com], this restaurant is one of the best fine dining experiences in Port A. You can expect a romantic atmosphere, food cooked to perfection, and impeccable service. Enjoy beautiful dishes like warm goat cheese topped with figs and herbs, scallops served in a chardonnay lobster cream over penne, or deliciously seared beef tenderloin. Lisabellas is a must if you are celebrating a special occasion!

Venetian Hot Plate

If you want fun but upscale ambience, head to the Venetian Hot Plate  where you’ll be waited on hand and foot by an incredible staff and enjoy a lively taste of Italy. Owners Linda and Maurice Halioua hail from Venice and bring Italian culture to life in this charming restaurant. Treat yourself to grilled calamari, veal scaloppini, or a variety of fresh pasta dishes. The Venetian Hot Plate is always a customer favorite (just look at these reviews! ) and is sure to make for a memorable evening.

Black Sheep Bistro
Black Sheep Bistro is worth the short drive from Port Aransas to North Padre. This bistro with modern flair will take your taste buds on vacation with an incredible menu lineup including lamb fondue, scallops risotto, and seafood stuffed sea trout. Save room for dessert and expect strong cocktails! Black Sheep Bistro is the perfect choice for a contemporary vibe and delicious bites.

We hope you enjoy one of these top-rated Port Aransas restaurants with the one you love while you’re in Port A. Bon appétit!